Offering College Computer Courses

Interested in taking Computer Courses at the College this year?
Want to get updated on Microsoft Office 2010 office applications?
Want to learn more about social networking and web publishing tools?

Northwest Community College is now offering Computer Studies courses during the daytime (mornings and afternoons).
The Career and College Preparation (CCP) Department prepares students to complete their Adult Dogwood, or to complete prerequisite courses for College programs.

There are different levels to choose from, from beginner (020) to intermediate (030), as well as advanced (040) and provincial (050) levels. Courses cover word processing, internet and email, and working with Windows 7. The CPST (Computer Studies) courses also offer instruction on MS Office 2010 applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Excel, web page design (XHTML and style sheets), digital photography and desktop publishing (using MS Publisher). You can develop your computer skills at your own pace on a flexible schedule.

There is a new provincial (Grade 12) level course, “Introduction to Social Networking” (055) being offered. It covers topics on social networking, including cloud computing, Twitter, wikis, blogging, safety and security, and podcasting. For this 055 course, we now offer a blended learning option, where you can pursue study online and come in for instruction face-to-face once a week or so. This is especially useful for those wanting to take computer courses from a distance but are unable to attend regularly.

For more information about the course offerings, and about the delivery options, please contact Glenn Groulx at 250-624-6054 ext. 5713, or email a message to

Good info.

Any plans in the works for Certification testing for Microsoft, Cisco or any full-blown MCITP or CCCNA / A+ or the like courses at the college in the coming years? There are no places left in Prince Rupert that do invigilated Certification testing.